Best of 2016: Top 25 golf courses in Pennsylvania

Golf courses throughout Pennsylvania, from the Philadelphia area to Pittsburgh, earned strong ratings from Golf Advisor golfers in 2016. The land of Arnold Palmer, Latrobe, even scored a course, as well as in the Poconos and plenty in the areas around the City of Brotherly Love. The state's top-rated course for the year cracked the national Top 20, and others placed in our national subcategory lists.

To compile our state lists, we used a similar method to that of our our national Top 50 ranking. A course's score is based on their overall (50%) rating and subcategory average (50%). Reviews are weighted based on how prolific that reviewer is on Golf Advisor, and a course receives a bump in their rating if their score is better than that reviewer's average score.

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Top courses by subcategory in Pennsylvania in 2016

Course layout: Annbriar Golf Course
Course conditions: Royal Manchester Golf Club
Value: Mountain View Golf Club
Off-course amenities: Country Club at Woodloch Springs
Pace of play: Mountain View Golf Club
Staff friendliness: Mountain View Golf Club

Top 25 courses in Pennsylvania in 2016

Beaver Falls






Shawnee on Delaware

State College


Ford City



No. 23 course conditions in 2016








Ellwood City


No. 12 friendliest, No. 4 value in the U.S. in 2016


Mount Wolf
No. 15 in the U.S. in 2016

Brandon Tucker is the Sr. Managing Editor for GolfPass and was the founding editor of Golf Advisor in 2014, he was the managing editor for Golf Channel Digital's Courses & Travel. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and nearly 600 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at @btuck34.

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